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Monthly Archives: May 2022

– William Creighton suffers an unlucky weekend at the third round of the FIA Junior World Rally Championship, Rally de Portugal
– The Moira driver endures punctures and suspension damage causing a final day retirement, but a fastest stage time shows potential
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver looks to Estonia for fightback Read More »


Cumbrian driver Frank Bird retured to rally action this weekend with a superb performance to claim third place on the First Citizens King of the Hill which marked the opening action of 2022 Sol Rally Barbados festival. Read More »

James Williams has closed to just one point behind Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship leader Ruairi Bell after scoring maximum points on Round 2 of the series, the Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally (27/28 May).

Co-driven by fellow west Walian Dai Roberts, James set a stunning pace in his Hyundai Power Products-backed Hyundai i20 R5 to score his best result to date in his Michelin-shod car. Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson secured his first Motorsport UK British Rally Championship podium last weekend [27-28 May] by taking third overall at his home event, the Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally.

Based in his hometown in the Scottish Borders, Pearson and co-driver Dale Furniss threaded their Asset Alliance Group and Hankook Tire backed Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the unforgiving closed-public roads in fine style, to secure Pearson’s best BRC top-flight result. Read More »

The Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally made a welcome return to Duns in the Scottish Borders this weekend [27-29 May], as the popular motorsport event blasted back into action with three days of top-level rallying in the region. Read More »

The Jim Clark rally returned to the BRC and following the exclusion of Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) on the opening night, Keith Cronin & Mikie Galvin (Polo R5) to victory by 36.2s from James Williams & Dai Roberts (i20 R5). Garry Pearson & Dale Furniss (Fiesta Rally2) completed the podium in what proved to be a chaotic event. In the National event Steve Wood & Dale Bowen (Fiesta WRC) won from Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5) and Steve Simpson & Neil Shanks (Fiesta Rally2) in 3rd. Read More »

Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird returned to race action at the weekend where he contested round Frank Birdtwo of the ADAC GT Masters series at the Red Bull Ring in Austria but after a promising start to the event, he left disappointed.

Driving for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF, Penrith-born Frank once again teamed up with 18-year-old Finnish driver Elias Seppanen for the two races in the Frank Bird Poultry Ltd-backed Mercedes AMG-GT3.

Having raced at the circuit near Spielberg previously, Frank, who was a two-times winner in the GT World Challenge Europe last year, was confident of improving on his results at the previous round at Oschersleben in Germany last month. Read More »

The Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally will welcome a dazzling list of rally crews to Duns this weekend [27-29 May] as the best drivers in the UK and beyond head to the Scottish Borders for the revitalised event.

Over two hundred and forty drivers will tackle the closed public roads in Berwickshire across three days of motorsport action, bringing the sport of rallying into the heart of the community. The Jim Clark Rally will play host to the top-flight Motorsport UK British Rally Championship for the first time since 2014, as well as the Protyre National Asphalt Rally Championship and a host of regional series. Read More »

Three-time British Rally champion Matt Edwards stormed to a second Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship win in a row on Saturday [21 May], taking his FIAT 131 Abarth to a convincing Plains Rally victory. Read More »

Desi Henry and Paddy Robinson sealed a last-gasp victory at the Claudy-based Eakin Bros Brian James Trailers Stages Rally but it is Derek McGarrity who has burst into the lead of the McGrady Insurance NI Rally Championship after round three of the hotly contested series!

McGarrity finished seventh overall at the event while a number of his main championship rivals, including pre-event series leader Jonny Greer, fell by the wayside. However, it was Kilrea’s Desi Henry who led the Maiden City Motor Club organised rally at the start. Read More »